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Notice of Dividend Currency Exchange Rates – 2012 Interim Dividend

Name of entities  BHP Billiton Limited       BHP Billiton Plc
                                ABN 49 004 028 077      REG NO 3196209

On 8 February 2012 we declared an interim dividend for the half year ended 31 December 2011 of 55 US cents.
Included in the announcement was the advice that the currency conversion for Australian cents, British pence
and New Zealand cents would be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Record Date, 2 March 2012,
and for South African cents the last date to trade on the JSE Limited, was 24 February 20121. The following table
details the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:


​Dividend 55 US cents ​Exchange Rate ​Dividend per ordinary share in local currency
​Australian cents ​1.076917 ​51.071717
​British pence ​1.590144 ​34.588062
​New Zealand cents ​0.833996 ​65.947559
​South African cents1 ​7.617500 ​418.962500


The dividend will be paid on Thursday, 22 March 2012.

1 On 24 February 2012 we announced to the London Stock Exchange and the JSE Limited the currency exchange rate applicable to the dividend payable in South African cents.